HC Deb 25 July 1986 vol 102 cc703-4W
Mr. Prescott

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what plans exist for new community programme opportunities to be provided by his Department.

Table 1
Amounts of housing benefit and family income supplement under current scheme—Working households (with one wage earner)
Weekly gross earnings level
Unemployment benefit £45 £55 £65 £75 £85 £95 £110 £125 Earnings level at which housing benefit no longer payable
Single parent, one child
(i) Average rent and rates Housing benefit 21.60 19.55 17.46 15.81 14.16 12.39 10.29 4.75 120.61

Mr. Whitney

There have been preliminary discussions about how the Department can assist the MSC with the provision of new community programme opportunities but no plans exist at present.